Lincolnshire beekeeper calls on public to report sightings of invasive Asian hornets as their arrival in county is ‘inevitable’

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Grantham Journal

A local beekeeper has made an urgent plea to the public over the increase in Asian hornet nests across the UK, believing it is “now inevitable these invasive predators will reach Lincolnshire”. Stewart Maher runs Haceby Bees, just east of Grantham, and is the Asian hornet co-ordinator for the Lincolnshire Beekeepers Association. He is calling on members of the public to report any sightings. A dramatic increase in Asian hornet nests is raising fears the insect invaders will eventually cause “catastrophic” damage to UK bee populations. Record numbers of sightings of the predator, which feasts o…

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